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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can gastroenteritis lead to gerd ?i had gastroenteritis which was recurrent and then when after full check up was diagnosed with gerd&ibs.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Gerd: Gastroenteritis can be followed by irritable bowel syndrome which may or may not eventually resolve. It shouldn't cause new onset of chronic gerd as the latter is due to structural or functional abnormality of the valve between the esophagus and stomach. You may have some temporary reflux during the acute phase of gastritis however.
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